Description

    Consigned to auction by Parker himself with letter of provenance!

    1967 Wes Parker Gold Glove Award. He was named to the Major League Baseball All-Time Gold Glove team in 2007, the most decorated first baseman in the trophy's history with a six-season streak of dominance (1967-72) to his credit. Hall of Fame Dodgers manager Walt Alston stated it unequivocally: "Wes Parker is the best fielding first baseman in the history of baseball." With 10,380 chances in nine seasons at the first sack, Parker committed just forty-five errors for a staggering fielding percentage of .996. He remains one of the most beloved figures from the late 1960's/early 1970's era of Dodgers baseball.

    Presented is the first of those six Gold Glove Awards claimed by Parker, consigned to this Platinum Night auction by the man himself, with his letter of provenance. The time-tested design finds a photographic portrait of the superstar infielder on a mounted plaque above another engraved, "1B - Wes Parker, The Sporting News 1967, National League All-Star Fielding Team." The eponymous gold glove, in proper southpaw format, rests atop the display, flanked by a pair of golden baseballs.

    General handling wear is evident, with some fading to the photographic component, but the overall aesthetics remain very strong, and the great historical relevance of the first Gold Glove direct from the position's most honored practitioner is unimpeachable. Letter of provenance from Wes Parker.







    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Requires 3rd Party Shipping (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    Jul-Aug, 2014
    31st-1st Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 760

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976

    Learn about consigning with us

    I was very pleased with my auction lots results and look forward to many more years of doing business with Heritage.
    Bryan Fazio,
    Willis, TX
    View More Testimonials

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 June 29 Premium Sportscard Catalog Auction - Dallas
    2017 June 29 Premium Sportscard Catalog Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $4,089,349